Monday, 28 January 2013

January 2013 Books

I didn't manage my promised four books a month in January - oops not starting well!  You can see my challenge here.  I did read three books though.

Forgive me by Lesley Pearse - You can see my review here.


The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood -Twenty-five years ago two little girls were imprisoned for murder.  Journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of attacks on young women at a small seaside town.  Her investigation leads her to Amber Gordon who works at the fair ground - its the first time either of them have seen each other since that day.  They have new identities and will do everything to keep their secret hidden.  I found the characters of Kirsty and Amber interesting and was keen to see what happened to them. I didn't quite see the ending coming.  A first novel, can't wait for Alex's next.


The Burning Air by Erin Kelly - The MacBride family have recently lost Lydia the matriarch of the family and they are all feeling her loss in different ways. Every year they gather for Ten Barrels bonfire night and fair and they stay at the barn, the family holiday home in Devon.

Felix brings his new girlfriend Kerry, she seems quiet but is kind to Edie, Sophie's youngest child.  She babysits while the rest of them go to the bonfire night and fair.  When they return Kerry and Edie are gone.

A great read which is full of suspense and twists and turns.  The family eventually realise a person connected to their past is involved.

I really enjoyed all three books.  What have you been reading this month?

12 comments:

  1. The Wicked Girls and The Burning Air both look fab! I've read a ton of books this month, I think it is the only month in the forseeable future which will be like that lol Come February I think I will only manage 1 or 2 a month! Post coming soon on my blog on what I read in Janaury :)

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    1. Do recommend them easy reading. Will look forward to your January reviews x

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    2. Love this post. I bought "The Burning Air" today, can't wait to start it. I just finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn which was very good. :)

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    3. oh hope you love it! I really want to read Gone Girl :) x

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  2. I've been thinking of starting doing a "what I've read this month" sort of post on my blog, I think it's a great idea! I've read Before I Go To Sleep, Life of Pi and am currently reading Silver Linings Playbook after I saw and loved the film!

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    1. I hope you do! I always find books I want to read on other book reviews. I loved before I go to sleep, still to read Life of Pi and I'll look up Silver Linings Playbook x

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  3. I'm terrible at reading ill start like 6 books and won't Finnish any x

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    1. I sometimes find it hard to get into some books too x

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  4. I have just downloaded the Wicked Girls, can't wait to read it. Great picks x

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it :) x

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  5. I've got a lot of books on the go right now, both on my Kindle and off. At the moment I'm reading, among other things, a autobiography by one of Japan's most successful geisha and bio about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Ali x

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    1. ooh I'd be interested in the geisha one I think x

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